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Musk’s Warming Up to Gas Evident Once More at Texas Gigafactory

  • Four LNG tanker trucks seen at Austin construction site
  • Electric vehicle plant located next to shale gas pipeline
Liquefied natural gas tanker truck parked outside Tesla’s gigafactory under construction in Austin, Texas.
Liquefied natural gas tanker truck parked outside Tesla’s gigafactory under construction in Austin, Texas.Photographer: Jeff Roberts
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The latest sign that Elon Musk is warming up to natural gas came in the form of four tanker trucks at Tesla Inc.’s electric-car gigafactory construction site in Austin, Texas.

The trucks belonging to Houston-based liquefied natural gas company Stabilis Energy could be seen parked outside the plant, aerial images released over the weekend on YouTube show. Together, the 18 wheelers have the capacity to carry enough of the fossil fuel to power 32,000 U.S. homes for a day.